18. The Biomechanics of Gunshot Trauma to Bone: Research Considerations within the Present Judicial Climate

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Hugh E. Berryman1,
  2. Alicja K. Lanfear2 and
  3. Natalie R. Shirley1

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch18

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Berryman, H. E., Lanfear, A. K. and Shirley, N. R. (2012) The Biomechanics of Gunshot Trauma to Bone: Research Considerations within the Present Judicial Climate, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Tennessee, USA

  2. 2

    Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • gunshot trauma to bone biomechanics, and judicial climate;
  • trauma interpretation, changes in theory;
  • skeletal trauma interpretation;
  • bone, ductile or brittle depending on velocity;
  • trabecular bone, trabeculae or lamellar bone;
  • weapon classes, wound in soft tissue, bone;
  • rethinking of interpretations, and skeletal trauma;
  • FEA, SEM, EDXA, trauma analysis and gunshot trauma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Bone Biomechanics

  • Gunshot Wound Trauma

  • Current Gunshot Research and Future Directions

  • Conclusions

  • References